If you just treat him normal and expect him to be normal he will be *autism post*
This is what my sister has said to me a million times.
How do I get her to understand, it doesn't work like that???
I have "normal" expectations of ds7, I just know he will needs a different way to get things done, or need some extra help.
And my family is constantly saying, "he's only like that because you let him be" or "If you just left him to do it he would, he is maipulating you because he knows you'll give him attention!"
How do I get them to understand????
I am not giving him extra attention! I am helping him because he needs it! If I just left him he would become overwhelmed and would NOT react the same as other children his age.
They are always on my case about him being in team sports "If you just put him in a team sport he would see how other children his age are supposed to act and would shape up!"
It doesn't work that way!!
Why can't I just get support?
If ever I want to vent about his challenges or my challenges, my sister just says "well you choose to raise him that way, I would want a more independant child. It was your choice."